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My Image - Your Look: Ten Spoon

Postby St3v3M » Tue Oct 17, 2017 5:36 pm

Hey everyone,
WIth a few hours before my flight, I took a drive up a beautiful scenic canyon looking for fall trees and came upon the Ten Spoon Vineyard and Winery. I have presented a few variations on what I think the image should look like but am curious what you would do with it. The challenge, if you decide to accept, is to post your best edit. Make it as close to what you think the scene should look like, or make it as wacky and crazy as you want, the decision is yours, but either way, post them here and if all goes well we'll judge them and talk about why they won.

We'll give this a week or two depending on how many people participate and if this goes well we'll make a weekly challenge. Good luck and have fun with it! S-
- Ten Spoon Vineyard and Winery (also posted to the pM Facebook page)
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Re: My Image - Your Look: Ten Spoon

Postby LindaShorey » Tue Oct 17, 2017 6:37 pm

My very amateurish entry :)

1. Distort, stretch, crop
2. Topaz Detail pre-set (sunset)
3. Nik tonal contrast at 60%
4. Topaz watercolor adjusted for slightly more detail
5. Nik detail extractor at 35%
6. selective lightening, darkening
7. addition of northern harrier hawk I shot (sitting on a post) in April

Many thanks for the fun, Steve!
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Re: My Image - Your Look: Ten Spoon

Postby Bob Yankle » Tue Oct 17, 2017 10:13 pm

A bit of HDR Pano here (with perhaps a hint of Skyscape?) ....... and this one is open range too (tried to get rid of the fence, but there are some artifacts left). Touches of Aurora 2018 for PC, Topaz Adjust, and NIK Output Sharpener in brush mode (trees and buildings at foot of mountain only).
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Re: My Image - Your Look: Ten Spoon

Postby St3v3M » Wed Oct 18, 2017 5:16 am

LindaShorey wrote:My very amateurish entry :)

Many thanks for the fun, Steve!

Wow, that's the cat's pajamas! S-
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Re: My Image - Your Look: Ten Spoon

Postby St3v3M » Wed Oct 18, 2017 5:18 am

Bob Yankle wrote:A bit of HDR Pano here (with perhaps a hint of Skyscape?) ....... and this one is open range too (tried to get rid of the fence, but there are some artifacts left). Touches of Aurora 2018 for PC, Topaz Adjust, and NIK Output Sharpener in brush mode (trees and buildings at foot of mountain only).

It has a whole different look in a scene that's all too familiar. Neat! S-
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Re: My Image - Your Look: Ten Spoon

Postby minniev » Thu Oct 19, 2017 12:43 pm

This image is so appealing, I had to try, but I like mine no better than I liked yours. I liked the first version you posted a lot, and I also liked Frank's edit, though I'd be hard put to choose one.

An image such as this has "good bones"; it is like a beautiful model, and a well-taken photo is always likely to yield a nice result no matter how you dress it up. A multitude of processing approaches would still give you a nice final result that the Ten Spoon winery ought to appreciate.
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Re: My Image - Your Look: Ten Spoon

Postby St3v3M » Thu Oct 19, 2017 4:49 pm

minniev wrote:...
An image such as this has "good bones"; it is like a beautiful model, and a well-taken photo is always likely to yield a nice result no matter how you dress it up. A multitude of processing approaches would still give you a nice final result that the Ten Spoon winery ought to appreciate.

I love challenges like this where we get to see the way each of us applies makeup to an image.

Yours is moodier, somewhere between my first and last. Thank you so much for sharing this with us! S-
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Re: My Image - Your Look: Ten Spoon

Postby davechinn » Thu Oct 19, 2017 7:37 pm

A beautiful image Steve !!! So colorful, I was tempted to convert to B&W but I felt it wouldn't give it the justice that's so well deserved.

Thank you for allowing us to process/edit your image.
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Re: My Image - Your Look: Ten Spoon

Postby St3v3M » Thu Oct 19, 2017 8:08 pm

davechinn wrote:A beautiful image Steve !!! So colorful, I was tempted to convert to B&W but I felt it wouldn't give it the justice that's so well deserved.

Thank you for allowing us to process/edit your image.
Dave

Pronghorn are a beautiful addition, and thank you for letting me see through your eyes! S-
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Re: My Image - Your Look: Ten Spoon

Postby St3v3M » Sun Oct 22, 2017 11:38 pm

There's a new My Image - Your Look challenge in town so I thought I'd throw in an edit of my own. S-
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